Don’t miss the “harrowing” (The Washington Post) #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Master of Horror Stephen King that inspired the hit television series, following the apocalyptic scenario of a town cut off from the rest of the world.
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.
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The narrator for this book set the bar for all others! I wish every audiobook was narrated by this gentleman!
The story was great and I had a diificult time pulling myself away from it. If it werent for the obvious hard left leaning politics peppered throughout killing the immersion, I'd have given it a 5.
EQUAL in QUALITY to The Stand - or - Stand By Me
I am not a huge Stephen King fan.....but when he hits a lick he can really write a great book. This is one of them. The AUDIO BOOK's narrator Raul Esparza does an incredible job with all of the characters...especially BIG JIM Rennie....what a treat! You can tell he has fun with that character and I found myself really hating the guy. He is such a pr^%k! Anyway....if you liked The Stand, you'll like Under he Dome!
VERY well read by Raul Esparza
This is evidence of how important the reader is to audiobooks. This is a LONG yet terrific novel and the combination of King's writing and Esparza's perfectly executed performance made for one of my favorite audiobook listens so far. I'm going to try to find other books Esparza has read as a result. I enjoy only the author's voice more.
If you have a long commute like me (100 miles a day) then immerse yourself in this character driven supernatural mystery without hesitation.